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(Telegraph)   How Bryan Cranston learned to play a character wanted for murder, and 29 other things you didn't know about Breaking Bad   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 83
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2013-09-27 12:21:43 PM
Jesus. Is Breaking Bad the new Miley Cyrus? The show's been on for years.

/What's Amanda Bynes up to?
//Who??
 
2013-09-27 12:30:56 PM
I don't know.  Hal from Malcolm in the Middle could have been up for many charges himself.
 
2013-09-27 12:33:40 PM
I'm sorry, Jesse "Meth Damon" Plemons, but I don't want to listen to your song.

I hope your character dies a horrible, horrible death.
 
2013-09-27 12:36:58 PM
I like the rules on comedians and drama, but he found a really strong group of actors. I doubt you could cast Dane Cook as Jesse or George Lopez as Gomie and have them pull their dramatic weight.
 
2013-09-27 12:41:51 PM

Glitchwerks: I'm sorry, Jesse "Meth Damon" Plemons, but I don't want to listen to your song.

I hope your character dies a horrible, horrible death.


"Just so you know, it's nothing personal" still gives me the heeby jeebies.
 
2013-09-27 12:41:59 PM
 
2013-09-27 12:42:28 PM
Wow I never knew that Heisenberg was based on a real person

/the more you know about Breaking Bad the less you can know about its position
 
2013-09-27 12:42:42 PM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: I like the rules on comedians and drama, but he found a really strong group of actors. I doubt you could cast Dane Cook as Jesse or George Lopez as Gomie and have them pull their dramatic weight.


And yet you name two people who aren't really comedians to make your point.

Because, you know,  comedians are actually funny.
 
2013-09-27 12:43:29 PM

Glitchwerks: I hope your character dies a horrible, horrible death.


So do I but I'd also like to see what the writers could come up with for a spinoff show involving him and others of his gang, maybe Lydia and others.  Ricky Hitler is such a deadeyed psycho.  They all seem a little shallow to carry a show on their own, but it would be cool to see someone pull it off.

I also hope we get some resolution with some of the minor characters of the show: Huell, Kuby, Skinny Pete, Badger, etc.
 
2013-09-27 12:46:05 PM

devilskware: Jesus. Is Breaking Bad the new Miley Cyrus? The show's been on for years.

/What's Amanda Bynes up to?
//Who??


Fark fellates Breaking Bad worse than ESPN does Tom Brady!
 
2013-09-27 12:53:51 PM
Jonathan Banks ran a pawn shop in an episode of 2.5 men.

The address of Walter White's house (308) is the time that showed on the clock in Hanks car when he got shot by the cousins.
 
2013-09-27 12:53:58 PM
blogs.riverfronttimes.com

/when's the next BB green?
 
2013-09-27 12:55:26 PM

Crewmannumber6: "Just so you know, it's nothing personal" still gives me the heeby jeebies.


The character is a wonderful exercise in simultaneous horror and comic relief. I laughed when he in all sincerity said "sorry for your loss", but yet that didn't detract at all from the awfulness of that scene.
 
2013-09-27 12:55:48 PM

INeedAName: Fark fellates Breaking Bad worse than ESPN does Tom Brady!


Oh please.  It's a great show that's ending soon.  Next week you won't hear a thing about it and can go back to your regularly scheduled Miley Cyrus threads.
 
2013-09-27 12:57:13 PM

INeedAName: devilskware: Fark fellates Breaking Bad worse than ESPN does Tom Brady!



BB is the equivalent of [some really beautiful giant-dicked dude gay guys really like], so it's well-deserved.
 
2013-09-27 12:58:24 PM
Breaking Bad is the new Consumerist on Fark. How much is A&E paying to make every third story about that POS show?
 
2013-09-27 12:59:17 PM

INeedAName: devilskware: Jesus. Is Breaking Bad the new Miley Cyrus? The show's been on for years.

/What's Amanda Bynes up to?
//Who??

Fark fellates Breaking Bad worse than ESPN does Tom Brady!


Don't worry, the last show is in 2 days then we can get back to keeping you imbeciles happy with Kim Kardashian links.
 
2013-09-27 01:02:55 PM

enik: Breaking Bad is the new Consumerist on Fark. How much is A&E paying to make every third story about that POS show?


I don't like to make personal attacks here, but that's the stupidest farking thing I've read today.
 
2013-09-27 01:12:47 PM

Hebalo: enik: Breaking Bad is the new Consumerist on Fark. How much is A&E paying to make every third story about that POS show?

I don't like to make personal attacks here, but that's the stupidest farking thing I've read today.


It's stupid for many reasons, the first of which being that it's not on A&E. Don't be that guy, Enik.
 
2013-09-27 01:13:36 PM

Hebalo: enik: Breaking Bad is the new Consumerist on Fark. How much is A&E paying to make every third story about that POS show?

I don't like to make personal attacks here, but that's the stupidest farking thing I've read today.


Well, now, let's be fair here. I think enik makes a valid point. All this attention we've been paying to Breaking Bad and all the time we spend discussing it, why, that's attention that could be paid to enik. We clearly need to stop what we're doing to spend some quality time with poor, neglected enik.

So anyway, about enik. I hear he's an insufferable douche with an inability to construct proper analogies, and also has an unfortunate medical condition that results in being forced to click on things he doesn't like, as well as impotence. I predict that in the finale thread, he'll be making repeated exhortations to stop liking what he doesn't like, taking only a short break to yell at his mom for not bringing his blood pressure medication and Yoo-Hoo down to the basement quickly enough.

Your thoughts, guys?
 
2013-09-27 01:19:03 PM

DundieAwardWinner: Hebalo: enik: Breaking Bad is the new Consumerist on Fark. How much is A&E paying to make every third story about that POS show?

I don't like to make personal attacks here, but that's the stupidest farking thing I've read today.

It's stupid for many reasons, the first of which being that it's not on A&E. Don't be that guy, Enik.


Of course it's on A&E, along with that Mad Men show with the guys in the long beards and Low Winter Sun with the guys who bid on crap in units.
 
2013-09-27 01:24:13 PM
Does anyone else think they are going to end this baby Sopranos-style?  I'm picturing Walt taking down the Nazis, and Jesse somehow killing Meth Damon in all the commotion, Then Walt and Jesse come face to face.  Walt's holding the gun.  Cut to a closeup of Jesse staring at Walt, wondering if he is going to shoot him.  Cut to closeup of Walt.  Walt scowls, which could be interpreted as either "You're dead", or "I can't bring myself to kill him."  Then, cut to black.  Fin.
 
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2013-09-27 01:27:09 PM

Cheron: Wow I never knew that Heisenberg was based on a real person


Are you certain you never knew who Heisenberg was?
 
2013-09-27 01:37:44 PM

wee: Cheron: Wow I never knew that Heisenberg was based on a real person

Are you certain you never knew who Heisenberg was?


In principle. That's the great thing about the show, you expect one thing, watch it, and it's different from what you expected!
 
2013-09-27 01:43:10 PM

wee: Cheron: Wow I never knew that Heisenberg was based on a real person

Are you certain you never knew who Heisenberg was?


I know who Heisenberg was, but I cannot be certain when I knew it.

/i.e. there's two uncertainty relations joined by simple math. Δx*Δp and ΔE*Δt....
 
2013-09-27 01:45:03 PM

Glitchwerks: I'm sorry, Jesse "Meth Damon" Plemons, but I don't want to listen to your song.

I hope your character dies a horrible, horrible death.


Song & Vid were actually quite good. I enjoyed it.
 
2013-09-27 01:49:26 PM
The story of how the cousin's (actually brothers) got cast is pretty cool as well. One working as a grip with the tats covered up and I guess Vince noticed him and asked him to read, he mentioned he had a brother when the topic of casting another person I guess and the rest as they say is history.

Ohh and FTA

Methylamine, the chemical that incited the other Great Train Robbery of our time and led to the killing of Drew Sharp, isn't really that hard to make. In fact, some chemists have suggested that it could be synthesized in a kitchen sink without too much difficulty. But that would have made terrible television.

Not really hard to make yes, but when you require a specific purity then yes the process is harder than it looks. Basically the idea is that yes you can make your own bricks to build a patio but why bother when you can get them so much easier at Home Depot?

And while the article mentions that the science is flawed, it's not flawed but certain parts are just omitted. For instance they all but explain how a P2P cook works but what they never explain is how Walt take the resultant ephedrine and pseudo ephedrine from what a P2P cook would produce and then turn that into actual methamphetamine.

I have an idea, but I'd rather not end up on a watch list today
 
2013-09-27 02:30:13 PM

IdBeCrazyIf: And while the article mentions that the science is flawed, it's not flawed but certain parts are just omitted. For instance they all but explain how a P2P cook works but what they never explain is how Walt take the resultant ephedrine and pseudo ephedrine from what a P2P cook would produce and then turn that into actual methamphetamine.

I have an idea, but I'd rather not end up on a watch list today


They also apparently mix "recipes" frequently, so they throw in a step from one method that doesn't work with another for anyone trying to play along at home.
 
2013-09-27 02:40:47 PM

Well I use Mac/Linux...: Does anyone else think they are going to end this baby Sopranos-style?  I'm picturing Walt taking down the Nazis, and Jesse somehow killing Meth Damon in all the commotion, Then Walt and Jesse come face to face.  Walt's holding the gun.  Cut to a closeup of Jesse staring at Walt, wondering if he is going to shoot him.  Cut to closeup of Walt.  Walt scowls, which could be interpreted as either "You're dead", or "I can't bring myself to kill him."  Then, cut to black.  Fin.


Nah, they should end it Rocky 3 style. At the end of the show, Walt and Jesse face off. Neither has a weapon since they just laid waste to everyone so they both haul off and swing at each other, then freeze frame and cut to the final credits.

/Eye of the Tiger Heisenberg, baby!
 
2013-09-27 02:50:16 PM
Walt will find out about Todd's crush on Lydia, poison Lydia with the ricin, and tell Todd that unless he uses the M60 to mow down his family, Lydia dies. He then let's Jessie (who was found in the compound) shoot Todd in the head. Of course, Jesse tells Todd it's nothing personal with a smile. Walt and Jessie walk off into the sunset.

/not likely
 
2013-09-27 03:05:14 PM

Whatthefark: Well I use Mac/Linux...: Does anyone else think they are going to end this baby Sopranos-style?  I'm picturing Walt taking down the Nazis, and Jesse somehow killing Meth Damon in all the commotion, Then Walt and Jesse come face to face.  Walt's holding the gun.  Cut to a closeup of Jesse staring at Walt, wondering if he is going to shoot him.  Cut to closeup of Walt.  Walt scowls, which could be interpreted as either "You're dead", or "I can't bring myself to kill him."  Then, cut to black.  Fin.

Nah, they should end it Rocky 3 style. At the end of the show, Walt and Jesse face off. Neither has a weapon since they just laid waste to everyone so they both haul off and swing at each other, then freeze frame and cut to the final credits.

/Eye of the Tiger Heisenberg, baby!


What about ending it Seinfeld-style, since many of the actors had bit roles on that? Walter gets put on trial and they bring up all of the people he's wronged to testify against him. It will be slightly complicated by the fact that most of them are dead, so maybe they can be ghosts or zombies or something. In the end, the camera moves away from a cell containing Walter, Todd, Lydia, and Zombie-Mike arguing about some insignificant triviality. And, scene.
 
2013-09-27 03:22:17 PM
That Nunez kid probably got him the mood to think of killing
 
2013-09-27 03:33:40 PM

Eegah: Whatthefark: Well I use Mac/Linux...: Does anyone else think they are going to end this baby Sopranos-style?  I'm picturing Walt taking down the Nazis, and Jesse somehow killing Meth Damon in all the commotion, Then Walt and Jesse come face to face.  Walt's holding the gun.  Cut to a closeup of Jesse staring at Walt, wondering if he is going to shoot him.  Cut to closeup of Walt.  Walt scowls, which could be interpreted as either "You're dead", or "I can't bring myself to kill him."  Then, cut to black.  Fin.

Nah, they should end it Rocky 3 style. At the end of the show, Walt and Jesse face off. Neither has a weapon since they just laid waste to everyone so they both haul off and swing at each other, then freeze frame and cut to the final credits.

/Eye of the Tiger Heisenberg, baby!

What about ending it Seinfeld-style, since many of the actors had bit roles on that? Walter gets put on trial and they bring up all of the people he's wronged to testify against him. It will be slightly complicated by the fact that most of them are dead, so maybe they can be ghosts or zombies or something. In the end, the camera moves away from a cell containing Walter, Todd, Lydia, and Zombie-Mike arguing about some insignificant triviality. And, scene.


Walt gets into a car accident on the way to the Nazis and dies. The next hour is watching Skyler dispatch taxis and then a slow fade to black.
 
2013-09-27 03:42:11 PM
 
2013-09-27 03:43:36 PM

sprawl15: Eegah: Whatthefark: Well I use Mac/Linux...: Does anyone else think they are going to end this baby Sopranos-style?  I'm picturing Walt taking down the Nazis, and Jesse somehow killing Meth Damon in all the commotion, Then Walt and Jesse come face to face.  Walt's holding the gun.  Cut to a closeup of Jesse staring at Walt, wondering if he is going to shoot him.  Cut to closeup of Walt.  Walt scowls, which could be interpreted as either "You're dead", or "I can't bring myself to kill him."  Then, cut to black.  Fin.

Nah, they should end it Rocky 3 style. At the end of the show, Walt and Jesse face off. Neither has a weapon since they just laid waste to everyone so they both haul off and swing at each other, then freeze frame and cut to the final credits.

/Eye of the Tiger Heisenberg, baby!

What about ending it Seinfeld-style, since many of the actors had bit roles on that? Walter gets put on trial and they bring up all of the people he's wronged to testify against him. It will be slightly complicated by the fact that most of them are dead, so maybe they can be ghosts or zombies or something. In the end, the camera moves away from a cell containing Walter, Todd, Lydia, and Zombie-Mike arguing about some insignificant triviality. And, scene.

Walt gets into a car accident on the way to the Nazis and dies. The next hour is watching Skyler dispatch taxis and then a slow fade to black.


While the original owner of the carwash hits her from behind.
 
2013-09-27 03:45:34 PM

Glitchwerks: I'm sorry, Jesse "Meth Damon" Plemons, but I don't want to listen to your song.

I hope your character dies a horrible, horrible death.


You need to disentangle fiction from reality, friend.

Media sheep are so funny.
 
2013-09-27 03:54:04 PM

ranak: Walt will find out about Todd's crush on Lydia, poison Lydia with the ricin, and tell Todd that unless he uses the M60 to mow down his family, Lydia dies. He then let's Jessie (who was found in the compound) shoot Todd in the head. Of course, Jesse tells Todd it's nothing personal with a smile. Walt and Jessie walk off into the sunset.

/not likely


I could get into some scenario where it's just Walt and Jesse at the end, with Jesse killing Walt, grabbing his pork pie hat and taking on the Heisenberg persona to go off and build his own empire.  With all the shiat that's happened to Jesse and 5 seasons of everyone telling him how dumb and useless he is, I could really dig an ending where Jesse is the last man standing and just sort of looks at Walt like, "Say my name, biatch" before offing him and deciding "fark it, I'm going to go be the legend."
 
2013-09-27 03:54:53 PM

WhiteElephant: sprawl15: Eegah: Whatthefark: Well I use Mac/Linux...: Does anyone else think they are going to end this baby Sopranos-style?  I'm picturing Walt taking down the Nazis, and Jesse somehow killing Meth Damon in all the commotion, Then Walt and Jesse come face to face.  Walt's holding the gun.  Cut to a closeup of Jesse staring at Walt, wondering if he is going to shoot him.  Cut to closeup of Walt.  Walt scowls, which could be interpreted as either "You're dead", or "I can't bring myself to kill him."  Then, cut to black.  Fin.

Nah, they should end it Rocky 3 style. At the end of the show, Walt and Jesse face off. Neither has a weapon since they just laid waste to everyone so they both haul off and swing at each other, then freeze frame and cut to the final credits.

/Eye of the Tiger Heisenberg, baby!

What about ending it Seinfeld-style, since many of the actors had bit roles on that? Walter gets put on trial and they bring up all of the people he's wronged to testify against him. It will be slightly complicated by the fact that most of them are dead, so maybe they can be ghosts or zombies or something. In the end, the camera moves away from a cell containing Walter, Todd, Lydia, and Zombie-Mike arguing about some insignificant triviality. And, scene.

Walt gets into a car accident on the way to the Nazis and dies. The next hour is watching Skyler dispatch taxis and then a slow fade to black.

While the original owner of the carwash hits her from behind.


Him and his farking eyebrows
 
2013-09-27 03:55:59 PM
I was hoping the article would explain why Hank was using the ricin cigarette as a bookmark for the copy of Leaves of Grass he was reading on Jesse's toilet.
 
2013-09-27 04:13:20 PM

Doctor Funkenstein: ranak: Walt will find out about Todd's crush on Lydia, poison Lydia with the ricin, and tell Todd that unless he uses the M60 to mow down his family, Lydia dies. He then let's Jessie (who was found in the compound) shoot Todd in the head. Of course, Jesse tells Todd it's nothing personal with a smile. Walt and Jessie walk off into the sunset.

/not likely

I could get into some scenario where it's just Walt and Jesse at the end, with Jesse killing Walt, grabbing his pork pie hat and taking on the Heisenberg persona to go off and build his own empire.  With all the shiat that's happened to Jesse and 5 seasons of everyone telling him how dumb and useless he is, I could really dig an ending where Jesse is the last man standing and just sort of looks at Walt like, "Say my name, biatch" before offing him and deciding "fark it, I'm going to go be the legend."


Sequel to be produced by Larry David.
 
2013-09-27 04:13:49 PM

enik: Breaking Bad is the new Consumerist on Fark. How much is A&E paying to make every third story about that POS show?


0/10
 
2013-09-27 04:14:17 PM

Cagey B: Your thoughts, guys?


enik is a poopyhead, prefers bathtub biker crank with a touch of cumin, and enjoys "Low Winter Sun."
 
2013-09-27 04:15:52 PM

elvisaintdead: Cagey B: Your thoughts, guys?

enik is a poopyhead and prefers bathtub biker crank with a touch of cumin, and enjoys "Low Winter Sun."


FYFM.  Not even enik could enjoy "Low Winter Sun."
 
2013-09-27 04:36:00 PM

Crewmannumber6: INeedAName: devilskware: Jesus. Is Breaking Bad the new Miley Cyrus? The show's been on for years.

/What's Amanda Bynes up to?
//Who??

Fark fellates Breaking Bad worse than ESPN does Tom Brady!

Don't worry, the last show is in 2 days then we can get back to keeping you imbeciles happy with Kim Kardashian links.


That's when we'll start the Low Winter Sun threads.
 
2013-09-27 04:36:58 PM

Karma Chameleon: I was hoping the article would explain why Hank was using the ricin cigarette as a bookmark for the copy of Leaves of Grass he was reading on Jesse's toilet.


He was too busy arranging his fake death with the help of undercover FBI Agent Todd Alquist and Sherlock Holmes to notice what he was doing. I'd offer my predictions on how this will affect the imminent raid on Gray Matter's secret weapons laboratory on Shadow Moses Island, but I'm still unclear on where Gale is after Jesse intentionally missed shooting him.
 
2013-09-27 04:57:26 PM

Cagey B: I'm still unclear on where Gale is after Jesse intentionally missed shooting him.


Have you even been watching the show? Gale joined the same witness protection program that Walter did after he offered to snitch on the Nazis.
 
2013-09-27 04:58:46 PM
Think the mute assassins who almost got Hank are tough? You have no idea. Daniel and Luis Moncado, the brothers who played the cousins, have both been in gangs and served time in jail. But Luis goes one better. He has the letters "F U" tattooed on his eyelids, etched there by placing a spoon behind each one. "Your eyelid is so thin the needle will go through and puncture your eye," he said. "You gotta put a spoon."

That's the single most farkin' hard core thing I've ever read.
 
2013-09-27 05:10:13 PM
I assume Bryan Cranston was asked if he would like to play the part of a chemistry teacher drug dealer. Of course, he is not really a drug dealer.

How did he know what to say? They had his lines written down in a script. Of course, he MEMORIZES these lines -- it would break the illusion of the TV show to have him holding the script while they're filming.

How did he know where to stand? People told him.

If we were to draw a graph of Bryan Cranston's process, it would look like:

Bryan ... Bryan .. Bryan .. *ACTION* ... Heisenberg.  "I'm the one who knocks!" .. *CUT* .. Bryan .. Bryan .. Bryan
 
2013-09-27 05:19:07 PM
"didn't know"

I know I'm not clicking that link. Seriously, why do people think they have the monopoly on useless knowledge? It's the internet. I'm reading the same sites the writers are pulling this information from. Quit pretending there's an inside track and only the author of this article (which is a copy of dozens of others) managed to beat the information out of the creators themselves like Liam Neeson looking for his daughter.
 
2013-09-27 05:24:13 PM

browneye: Think the mute assassins who almost got Hank are tough? You have no idea. Daniel and Luis Moncado, the brothers who played the cousins, have both been in gangs and served time in jail. But Luis goes one better. He has the letters "F U" tattooed on his eyelids, etched there by placing a spoon behind each one. "Your eyelid is so thin the needle will go through and puncture your eye," he said. "You gotta put a spoon."

That's the single most farkin' hard core thing I've ever read.


Just imagine how much that would hurt too, because there is no way in hell the spoon isn't making contact with the eyeball and is also constantly vibrating from the impact of the needle.
 
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